Curtis Granderson made history Sunday against the Seattle Mariners at Comerica Park. Granderson stole his 20th base of the season and became just the third player in Major League history to record 20 homers, 20 triples, 20 doubles and 20 steals in a single season. Frank “Wildfire” Schulte did it in 1911 and Willie Mays in 1957.
Also note that Curtis Granderson had became just the second player in history to record 30 doubles, 20 triples, 20 homers and 20 steals in a season. Even Mays isn’t in that club, as he hit 26 doubles in 1957. Schulte and Granderson stand alone in the 30-20-20-20 club.
“I’m glad it kind of happened that way,” Granderson said. “Not scripted at all, not planning what I was going to do, I think that’s exactly how I wanted it to happen. I just wanted to go, ‘OK, let’s go through the moment and see what happens.’
Also on pace is Jimmy Rollins of the Philadelphia Phillies. Currently he has 35 doubles, 28 steals, 26 homers and 17 triples.
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